Opel Kadett E

1984-1991 of release

Repair and car operation

Opel Kadett E
+ 1. The maintenance instruction
+ 2. Weekly checks and service in a way
- 3. Maintenance service
   - 3.1. Maintenance service of cars with petrol engines
      3.1.1. Operational materials and liquids
      3.1.2. Refuelling capacities
      - 3.1.3. Periodicity of service
         + Each 15 000 km
         + Each 30 000 km
         + Each two years
         + Each 60 000 km
   + 3.2. Maintenance service of cars with diesel engines
+ 4. The engine
+ 5. System of cooling, heating and ventilation
+ 6. Fuel and exhaust systems
+ 7. Start and gymnastics system
+ 8. Ignition system
+ 9. Coupling
+ 10. Transmissions and power shafts
+ 11. Brake system
+ 12. A suspension bracket and a steering
+ 13. A body
+ 14. Electric schemes


3.1.3. Periodicity of service

That your car was in a fine condition, it is necessary to spend its maintenance service periodically. Service is necessary for spending as constantly, and through certain intervals which are resulted more low. These are the minimum intervals of service recommended by the Management.

If the car is maintained under trying conditions, in particular, in dusty district, with trailer towage on small speeds or on short trips, it is recommended to make maintenance service more often.

If the maintenance service order was not observed long time described below check and adjustment it is necessary to carry out more often or as required. Especially it concerns the engine of the second-hand car which was not exposed to regular or timely checks.

In such cases, besides periodic maintenance service, it is necessary to execute additional наладочные works. If there are suspicions on deterioration of the engine it is necessary to check up a compression in cylinders and to receive the valuable information concerning a condition of all basic details of a diesel engine. On the basis of these data it is possible to receive representation about volume and degree of complexity of forthcoming works. If, for example, the compression is that that obviously specifies in strong deterioration of the engine routine maintenance will not lead to restoration of normal operational qualities and it is necessary to execute major repairs with full dismantling.

Weekly or each 400 km

Check up following elements:

 – Oil level in the engine;
 – Level of a cooling liquid;
 – Level of a brake liquid;
 – Water presence in a tank стеклоомывателя;
 – A condition of the accumulator, tyres, screen wipers and all bulbs.

Each 15 000 km or 6 months (that will come earlier)

Replace oil and the oil filter (petrol engines, till 1987).

Each 15 000 km or 12 months (that will come earlier)

Replace engine oil and the oil filter.

Replace spark plugs.

Check up, and if necessary, adjust backlashes of valves (model 1,2).

Check up a condition of hoses and absence of leaks.

Check up a condition auxiliary drive a belt and, if necessary, replace it.

Check up elements of system of ignition and replace contacts of the breaker of ignition.

Check up, and if necessary, adjust turns of idling and the maintenance WITH.

Clear the filter of the fuel pump (model with the carburettor).

Check up regulation of a cable of an accelerator.

Check up level трансмиссионных liquids.

Check up action of the sound signal, all fires, screen wipers and washers.

Check up a condition of brushes of a screen wiper.

Check up reliability of a tightening of bolts of fastening of a wheel.

Check up a condition forward and back brake колодок (replace if it is necessary), supports and brake disks.

Check up adjustment of bearings of a back wheel.

Check up adjustment of a manual brake.

Check up a condition of power shafts, hinges of equal angular speeds and protective covers of hinges.

Grease locks and hinges.

Check up an exhaust system condition.

Conduct road tests of the car.

Each 30 000 km or 12 months (that will come earlier)

In addition to all points stated above, execute in addition:

Replace filtering element of the air filter.

Replace the fuel filter (models with system of injection of fuel).

Clear the entrance fuel filter of the carburettor.

Check up oil level in a mechanical transmission.

Check up coupling adjustment.

Check up a condition back brake колодок (replace if necessary), working brake cylinders and brake drums.

Replace a brake liquid.

Check up adjustment of light of headlights.

Each 2 years (irrespective of run distance in kilometres)

In addition to all points stated above, replace cooling liquid.

Each 60 000 km or 4 years (that will come earlier)

In addition to all points stated above, execute the following:

Replace трансмиссионную a liquid in an automatic transmission.

Replace a gear belt of a drive of a camshaft (engines 1,3, 1,4, 1,6, 1,8 and 2,0 litres with 8 valves, engines of 2,0 litres with 16 valves).

Each 90 000 km or 3 years (that will come earlier)

In addition to all points stated above, replace consolidations and hoses of brake system.